To enroll in kindergarten, a child must be five years old on or before September 30.
Parents are encouraged to register their child beginning the first Friday in May of their entering year. Early registration is encouraged to help schools plan for kindergarten enrollment.
Please register at the school your child will be attending, click here for school information.
Families should bring their child’s:
- Official Birth Certificate
- Official Social Security Card (voluntary)
- Current Immunization Record
- Physical Examination Record (performed no earlier than 12 months prior to the date student first enters public kindergarten)
- Two (2) Items for Proof of Residence (example: a lease and utility bill)
Acceptable documents include: evidence of residence purchase or lease, utility bill (gas/lights/water), personal property (vehicle) tax assessment, real estate assessment, or temporary/transitional housing verification
If you do not have all this information, school staff members will help you obtain it during the registration program.
Each child must receive a comprehensive physical examination within 12 months prior to beginning kindergarten. The Code of Virginia does not allow a grace period for this requirement. This examination includes a health assessment (including height, weight, body mass index, blood pressure, TB Risk Assessment, and physical exam), developmental screening, vision and hearing screening, dental screening, and hematocrit/hemoglobin screening. A blood level screening may also be needed.
Please let the school office or school nurse know of any special medical problems your child may have so we can best handle any emergency.
If any of the registration requirements cannot be met due to homelessness, school staff will be notified to assist the family with enrollment under provisions of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Assistance Improvements Act.
Full-day kindergarten programs follow the regular elementary school day schedule. Exceptions to the regular schedule are noted on the school calendar.
Bus transportation is available to all kindergarten children living within their zoned school of attendance. School bus stop locations & times are available online.
If you have difficulty accessing this information or feel there is an error with the information, please call the transportation office at 757-565-0808 Option #1 for assistance.